Norman Rockwell’s Works Embody Magical Golden Age of Illustration

Before television and the movies, illustrated books and magazines were the entertainment and the escape for many Americans. Through skillful draftsmanship, thoughtful composition, and sharp wit, illustrators were able to create snapshots of climactic action in their drawings and paintings. Depicting historical, literary, or romantic themes, graphic artists were able to capture the imaginations and […]

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5 Must-Read Avengers Comics Before the Release of Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War, which is scheduled to be released April 27, is the culmination of 18 films produced by the Marvel Studios over the last decade. Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated movies I can ever remember, Infinity War will  feature Jim Starlin’s creation, Thanos of Titan, and his Infinity Gauntlet. In Heritage Auctions’ upcoming May Comics […]

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Stadium Stories My Father Told Me

My father died on Valentine’s Day, just a few weeks ago. He was 87 years old, in failing health, and no words of sympathy are necessary. Infirmity had shrunk his world to a size so unworthy of him that when the heart attack took him in his sleep it felt like a release from a […]

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Specialists’ Picks: Modern & Contemporary Art Prints

Modern and contemporary art comes in many forms, and therefore appeals to people in many different ways. That variety is on full display in Heritage Auctions’ March 27 Online Prints & Multiples Auction. Two of Heritage’s experts perused the lots in the auction and selected some of their favorites: Desiree Pakravan Beverly Hills Ed Ruscha’s […]

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Are All Inscriptions Equal?

In the Rare Book trade, there is a generally agreed-upon hierarchy for the desirability of collectible inscribed or signed books. It is as follows: The Dedication Copy, Association Copies, Presentation Copies, Inscribed Copies and, lastly, Signed Copies. Of course, you can never account for variations in personal taste, and specialists in different fields can offer […]

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Q&A with KAWS Collector and Legend Ronnie K. Pirovino

Ronnie K. Pirovino has been collecting KAWS artwork and collectibles since 2003, amassing one of the world’s largest KAWS collections. He is also an active member of the contemporary art community, appraising collections and curating exhibitions from Los Angeles to Dubai. In anticipation of Heritage Auctions’ March 6 Urban Art & Supreme Featuring The Collection […]

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Beyond Fantasy: The Career of Frank Frazetta

Every true fantasy fan knows the name, Frazetta, but the prodigious artist is known for much more. From comic art to corporate logos, album covers to movie production, Frank Frazetta had his hand in all things illustration. As soon as the Brooklyn native could walk he was drawing, and at the mere age of 16 […]

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Proving Provenance: Your Collectible’s Story

In the 1950s, the average American home had a piece of furniture called a telephone table, a simple wooden seat with an attached ledge to place the family’s rotary dial phone. You can easily find these run-of-the-mill tables at your average flea market, estate sale or antique shop. The price? Usually about 50 bucks. No […]

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The Easiest Way To Land A Birkin Without Ever Being On A List

Back in 2001, when Samantha Jones famously tried to bypass the legendary Hermes waiting list during Sex and the City’s fictional “Birkin” episode, a saga exploded across the fashion landscape. The conversation following that season four installment continues today – could there really be a waiting list at Hermes to secure a Birkin? And do […]

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Black Panther: From Comic Pages To Feature Film Star

“Introducing the Sensational Black Panther!” That was the cover blurb on Fantastic Four #52 in 1966 … and sensational he was. A fantastic creation from the head of Jack Kirby, refined by the writing of Stan Lee.   Introduced in the movie Captain America: Civil War, in which he fought with and against many of […]

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